San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-4 on Monday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (51-32) won 11-1
El Paso took an early lead in the third inning, putting up a four-spot on the Grizzlies and running out to a lead they would never surrender. Dietrich Enns went six and two thirds innings of shutout ball for the Chihuahuas, surrendering six hits while striking out eight and walking four. Offensively, the team was led by Boog Powell and Aderlin Rodriguez, the latter of whom hitting two home runs in the rout. Powell, Rodriguez, Seth Mejias-Brean, Jason Vosler, and Jose Pirela all had multi-hit games for El Paso, with Matthew Batten also chipping in a solo shot. Tonight’s win ended El Paso’s two-game losing streak and ties them atop first in the Pacific Coast League.
Dietrich Enns – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K (106 pitches – 74 strikes)
Boog Powell – (3-for-5) 2B, RBI, K
Aderlin Rodriguez – (2-for-5) 2 HR, 3 RBI, K
Andres Munoz – 1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K (16 pitches – 11 strikes)
Luis Urias – (1-for-4) BB, K
Amarillo Sod Poodles (38-41) Lost 5-1
The Sod Poodles suffered a tough loss at the hands of Midland, surrendering three runs in the first inning on five hits off of Amarillo starter Emmanuel Ramirez. The 24-year old Ramirez still managed to go six innings however, coughing up four runs on eight hits and a walk to go along with four strikeouts. No Sod Poodle collected more than one hit as the team was only able to muster up four hits against Midland starter Kyle Friedrichs. Edward Olivares hit a solo home run in the seventh, his twelfth home run on the year. The Sod Poodles will look to even up the series against Midland in Game Two of a three-game set on Tuesday.
Emmanuel Ramirez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K (84 pitches – 53 strikes)
Edward Olivares – (1-for-4) HR, RBI
Brad Zunica – (1-for-4) 2B, K
Hudson Potts – (0-for-3) K
Michel Baez – 1 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K (37 pitches – 17 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (42-38) Lost 7-5
The Storm got off to a slow start in this one, giving up three runs in the bottom of the first and were fighting from behind ever since. Although they scored two in the seventh and one in the ninth, it wasn’t enough for the Padres’ high-a affiliate. Osvaldo Hernandez suffered the loss, pitching just three innings and giving up three runs. Gabriel Arias collected three hits and Jeisson Rosario collected two to go along with two walks. Luis Campusano went 2-for-4 and his average is now up to .329.
Osvaldo Hernandez – 3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (46 pitches – 28 strikes)
Gabriel Arias – (3-for-5) RBI, R
Jeisson Rosario – (2-for-3) 2B, R, 2 BB
Luis Campusano – (2-for-4) 2 RBI, K
Eguy Rosario – (2-for-5) 2 K
Fort Wayne TinCaps (36-43) lost 16-9
The Tin Caps had a rough go against the Loons, committing five errors and allowing Great Lakes to score in all but two innings on the day. Most of the damage came at the expense of Gabe Mosser. The 23-year old righty gave up nine runs (five earned) on ten hits spread across just three innings. Xavier Edwards continues to tear up the Midwest league, collecting two hits including a double. His batting average now sits at .338 on the year. The Tin Caps managed to score four runs in the bottom of the ninth but it turned out to be too little too late. Justin Lopez hit his seventh home run of the year in the third inning.
Gabe Mosser – 3 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (84 pitches – 49 strikes)
Xavier Edwards – (2-for-5) 2B, R, K
Tucupita Marcano – (3-for-4) 3 R, RBI, BB
Justin Lopez – (1-for-4) HR, RBI, BB, K
Michael Curry – (1-for-4) 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K
Tri-City Dust Devils (10-8) Won 10-9
The Dust Devils won on a walk-off error. Tri-City led for most of the game, leading 9-5 before giving up four runs in the seventh inning. Mason Fox was the only pitcher to go more than one inning and not give up a run, striking out four in the process. Luke Becker led the offense with three hits and two doubles and Jordy Barley had four RBI. Melean also had three hits in the contest.
Mason Fox – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K
Kevin Melean – (3-for-5) 2 RBI, BB, SB
Luke Becker – (3-for-5) 2 2B, 3 R
Jordy Barley – (1-for-4) 4 RBI, 2B, BB, K
Alison Quintero – (2-for-5) 2 R, RBI, K
AZL Padres 1 (8-4) Won 9-6
The AZL Padres held on to beat the Mariners affiliate Monday, despite being outhit seven to nine. Victor Nova went 2-for-4 with two extra base hits, a double and a home run, while also racking up four RBI. 2019 first-round pick CJ Abrams went 1-for-5, dropping his average to .460 on the year but he also stole two bases. There were no standouts on the mound for the Padres in this one, as no pitcher went more than 3.2 innings in the win. Seth Mayberry picked up the save, striking out the only hitter he faced.
Chris Lincoln – 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 K (10 pitches – 8 strikes)
CJ Abrams – (1-for-5) 2 RBI, 2 SB
Victor Nova – (2-for-4) 2B, HR, 4 RBI, K
Payton Smith – (1-for-3) HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, K
Chris Givin – (1-for-3) RBI
AZL Padres 2 (8-4) Won 4-3
The Padres other Arizona affiliate won a close one against the Cubs Monday, squeaking out a win in the top of the ninth. After Anderson Polanco gave up the tying run in the eighth, the Padres came back to seal the deal. Sam Williams pitched four innings of shutout ball in a piggyback start and Angel Solarte went 3-for-5, one of four Padres who put in a multi-hit effort.
Sam Williams – 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K (19 pitches – 19 strikes)
Angel Solarte – (3-for-5) RBI
Ripken Reyes – (2-for-4) 2 R, K
Kevin Alarcon – (2-for-3) BB, R, SB
Yeison Santana – (2-for-3) R
DSL Padres (12-14) Lost 13-9
The Padres lost a heartbreaker in the bottom of the eighth after Dwayne Matos surrendered four runs, taking the loss in the process. Charlie Aquino went 2-for-4 with four RBI for the Padres, one of three players to collect multiple hits in the loss. Eddyson Moreno hit his second home run of the season, a two-run home run. Jonfy Diaz was solid, going three innings with three strikeouts despite coughing up a run in the fifth inning.
Jonfy Diaz – 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (20 pitches – 16 strikes)
Charlie Aquino – (2-for-4) 4 RBI, 2B, 2 R, K
Wilfredo Tovar – (3-for-5) 2 2B, 2 R, K
Eddyson Moreno – (1-for-5) HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Euribiel Angeles – (2-for-4) 2 RBI, 3B, R, BB, K
El Paso – Kyle Mcgrath (3-2, 7.19 ERA) vs. Erick Fedde (0-1 15.75 ERA)
Amarillo – TBD vs. TBD
Lake Elsinore – Mackenzie Gore (7-1, 1.12 ERA) vs. Michael Grove (0-3, 7.16 ERA)
AZL Padres 1 – OFF
AZL Padres 2 – OFF
DSL Padres – TBD vs. TBD
Born and raised in Vista, Ryan has been a Padres fan since birth. Currently attending Palomar College, Ryan is trying his hand at expressing his passion for baseball through writing. There is no better life than the baseball life.